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New research project sets ambitious emissions targets

Dr Pierre Sames Dr Pierre Sames DNV GL

Vessels for the Future, a new research initiative backed by DNV GL and over 50 other organisations, is aspiring to reach the goal of reducing maritime CO2 emissions by 80 per cent and completely eliminating SOx and NOx emissions by 2050.

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The project, launched in November 2014, will focus on five maritime technologies that the partners say are “vital to unlocking greater efficiencies and improving environmental performance.” These are new materials and processes, fuels and propulsion systems, information and communication technology (including e-maritime), energy management and novel vessel design concepts, and hull water interaction.

Vessels for the Future says it also plans to create the first European vessel demonstrator to test new technologies at ship level. It claims the overall initiative will have a positive impact on employment and the global competitive­ness of the European economy, as well as dramatically improving maritime safety.

“We are now looking forward to taking more action on this initiative,” said Dr Pierre C. Sames, chairman of the European Research Association and director of Maritime Technology, Research and Development at DNV GL, speaking at European Shipping week.

“The programme has the potential to greatly increase the introduction of innovative enabling waterborne technologies. And the focus on demonstrating the cost versus performance benefits of the innovations will ensure that they find a place in the market.”

“This will further improve the profitability of industrial research by increasing market share, thereby enabling more investment in long term technological competitiveness. The next step for our initiative is to engage with the EU Commission to move towards a contractual private public partnership.”


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